Calls for Artists

Local and national juried, and non-juried, competitions for artists of all media, including RACC calls for artists.

We do not upload files with notices but enter an abbreviated form and then direct viewers to the organizations website. So we prefer short descriptions with contact information and deadline, that we can easily paste into our site. To find out more about listed items, please use the contact information for that notice. Do not contact RACC, unless it is listed as a RACC opportunity.

This service is free to the public.To submit a notice for this page, email the listing to mbauer@racc.org.

7/27/15
8/21/15

The Portland2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Michelle Grabner, is a major survey of Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing the state’s contemporary arts...

EXTENDED deadline 8/31/15
7/24/15
7/24/15

798 ICAF is China’s biggest children’s art festival, held annually and based in the world-renowned 798 Art District in...

Deadline: 8/31/15
7/13/15
7/13/15

Announcing a call for choreographers/dance companies with contemporary work to be presented at CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, an annual dance festival A Contemporary Dance Festival, February 13th...

Deadline: 8/31/15
6/30/15
6/30/15

PECOFacet, world leader in design, manufacturing and distribution of advanced filtration and separation systems, announces the I PECOFacet International Painting Competition. This competition...

Deadline: 8/31/15
6/19/15
6/19/15

The Melbourne Main Street and the City of Melbourne, FL invites fine artists to submit their artwork to the 22nd annual Melborune Main Street Fall Festival, this November 6–8. This year...

Deadline: 8/31/15
5/26/15
5/26/15

Art in the Park @ South Lake Union is an affordable open air art market geared to the millennials and surrounding neighborhood. The location can't be beat and the booth prices are a steal!...

Deadline: 8/31/15
5/1/15
5/1/15

The Guardino Gallery will be viewing art for consideration for their 2016 schedule.  Also looking for art for the Day of the Dead and Little Things for 2015. Call the...

Deadline: 8/31/15
3/24/15
3/24/15

12x16 gallery has been exhibiting contemporary art by members and guest artists for 10 years.  See the website below for examples of the art exhibited.  They are currently seeking...

Deadline: 8/31/15
8/17/15
8/17/15

Artists Anna Nelson and Sarah Keeling are holding an event called The Spectacular Auction of Yet-To-Be-Made Art and would like to invite you to participate. The auction...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/28/15
7/28/15

Have your poetry or prose featured on the poetry post at the Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation. This poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/20/15
7/20/15

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is seeking workshop proposals for summer 2016. Sitka attracts nearly 1,000 students to its approximately 100 workshops each summer at its campus on the central...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/16/15
7/16/15

The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections.

Judge:...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/7/15
7/7/15

Umpqua Plein Air has become a popular regional art event among painters from all over the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. For some artists, this event is their first exposure...

Deadline: 9/1/15
7/1/15
7/1/15

The Diversity Resource Center (DRC) located in the Student Union of Mt. Hood Community College is offering exhibit space for artists engaged in topics including, but not limited to: social justice...

Deadline: 9/1/15
6/15/15
6/15/15

White Bird is looking for four talented artists to beautify their sandwich board signs! These sandwich boards appear at every Newmark Theatre and Lincoln Hall show. Selected artists will...

Work to be finished by: 9/1/15
3/17/15
3/17/15

Announcing a Call to Artists for the 2016 Multnomah Arts Center Gallery schedule of monthly juried exhibits.   Experienced and emerging artists living in Oregon or Washington (in the...

Deadline: 9/1/15
8/17/15
8/28/15

Emerging artists are the future of art, but it's not always an easy path. To ease the journey, we've created an Emerging Artists Program to help and support one talented upcoming...

Deadline: 9/4/15
8/18/15
8/18/15

Beaverton Arts Commission is still seeking vendors for the remaining First Friday event on September 4.  SW Broadway in Beaverton is closed to traffic from 4 to 9 p....

Deadline: 9/4/15
8/13/15
8/17/15
Visual Art

"Compassion for Animals Art Show" at the POAC Gallery in Sandpoint, ID. The goal of this exhibition is to inspire, educate, bring joy, raise awareness and spread...

Deadline: 9/4/15
7/24/15
7/24/15
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Soundwave ((7)) in San Francisco will explore sonic relationships to architecture. The festival is seeking innovative artists, performers, musicians, architects, and designers who can translate...

Deadline: 9/4/15
7/13/15
7/13/15
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The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized...

Deadline: 9/4/15
7/1/15
7/1/15
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The Greater Denton (Texas) Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and...

Deadline: 9/4/15
6/24/15
6/24/15
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RE-THINKING CERAMICS: A regional juried art show of work from Oregon. Open to Oregon artists working with clay. 

Cash Awards:
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Deadline: 9/4/15
6/24/15
6/24/15
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The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter....

Deadline: 9/4/15
8/20/15
8/20/15
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The 10th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Exhibition at the Museum & Arts Center “Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants &...

Deadline: 9/6/15
8/26/15
8/26/15
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The rituals of preparing, serving and drinking hot tea and coffee have long histories. The utensils used in these everyday customs are just as important as the stories themselves....

Deadline: 9/7/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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Visual Art Exchange (VAE) is calling all photographers to exhibit in the Main Gallery for the month of October. This exhibition will coincide with the Click! Triangle Photography Festival....

Deadline: 9/7/15
7/31/15
7/31/15
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The City of Tacoma is seeking an artist or artist team to participate in the revitalization of Tacoma’s Lincoln Business District and Neighborhood by creating permanent public artwork(s)...

Deadline: 9/8/15
7/30/15
7/30/15
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The Minnesota State Arts Board requests proposals from professional public artists or artist-led teams to design, fabricate, and install a permanent, site-specific public artwork at the Century...

Deadline: 9/8/15
6/24/15
6/24/15
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Theme: Open Theme

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show. Show us your favorite photographic shots. Open to all themes and ideas, all methods and...

Deadline: 9/9/15
7/20/15
7/20/15
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The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) seek an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commission...

Deadline: 9/11/15
7/16/15
7/16/15
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The Artist Exhibit Program of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance consists of 16 Clackamas County Public gallery venues that rotate original artwork every 3 or 4 months. Their annual application...

Deadline: 9/11/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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Art Gallery of Viera is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Juried Art Show, Brush with Success. This is an all medium show with cash awards. Open to US residents. When: October 7th -...

Deadline: 9/12/15
7/16/15
7/16/15
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Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over.  You are invited to submit up to 5 digital images of your original drawings completed in the past three years, not previously shown in a...

Deadline: 9/12/15
7/1/15
7/1/15
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SM15 is an open call for artists to celebrate the small format in art. Inviting all artists and designers to submit works of art in any media and in any style no larger than 12”x12...

Deadline: 9/13/15
6/29/15
6/29/15
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Sculpture Fix is pleased to present a call for entry to its international group show Global Glass 2015. Sculpture Fix seeks contemporary glass artwork for exhibit in Global Glass...

Deadline: 9/13/15
5/26/15
5/26/15
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Do you have a secret? What deep place do you keep it? What does your soul whisper in the dark and where does that voice come from? Is it made up of your fantasies, dreams, desires, fears,...

Deadline: 9/13/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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Art Call “Drawing”- Prizes $7,600 in Cash and Marketing Prizes.  The competition is open to...

Deadline: 9/14/15
7/31/15
7/31/15
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Every city has a certain charm to itself; from its inhabitants, unique architecture or geography, these qualities combine to give a city its persona. Whether you're a local or a visitor , in...

Deadline: 9/14/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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The Jamestown Fine Arts Association (JFAA)  has received a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant and an ArtPlace America grant to create an innovative Arts Park in downtown Jamestown...

Deadline: 9/15/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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Masks at Marks is a celebration of costumes, disguises, and masks encouraging visual exploration of identity and anonymity for the Halloween season. Submit your art (can be wearable)...

Deadline: 9/15/15
8/4/15
8/4/15
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The Alliance of Artists Communities is pleased to announce an open call to visual artists based in Oregon. Portland will be the host city for the Alliance’s Annual Conference in the fall of...

Deadline: 9/15/15
7/14/15
7/14/15
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Fountain Street Fine Arts, in Framingham MA. is seeking all artist/all types of media. The Show is called Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground, Juried by John Colan, the Chair of Design...

Deadline: 9/15/15
8/27/15
8/27/15
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Light the Equinox is a celebration of light taking place the eve before the equinox where day and night are equal.  They invite you to come down to...

Deadline: 9/16/15
8/26/15
8/26/15
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The Working Artist Photography Award ($1,00) is available to all domestic and international photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats...

Deadline: 9/17/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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What: "Coloring postcards" for children of all ages (original  renderings of Sisters Coffee Company done by Helen Marien Lee) purchased

($5.00/each) and filled-in postcards...

Deadline: 9/18/15
8/6/15
8/6/15
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Architects in Schools (AiS) program: Architects and design professionals have been inspiring children through AiS to examine their designed and built environment for four decades. Teachers...

Deadline: 9/18/15
7/6/15
7/6/15
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Call for artists for the third Project: Postcard exhibit and fundraiser, sponsored by the Department of Art at New Mexico State University. Alumni, students and faculty, friends, former faculty...
Deadline: 9/18/15
6/10/15
6/10/15
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This is the 9th annual Kissimmee Sculpture Experience and they are looking for amazing artists to take part. It is an outdoor exhibit and sculptures will placed around Downtown Kissimmee on...

Deadline: 9/18/15
8/24/15
8/24/15
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The Southern Vermont Arts Center announces a call to artists for a juried, group exhibition to be shown from October 17th - November 30th, 2015.  SVAC is a multi-faceted arts...

Deadline: 9/19/15
7/13/15
7/13/15
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The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120...

Deadline: 9/20/15
7/2/15
7/2/15
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Call for international entries for the 2015 images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show, sponsored by the Tehama County Photo Club, Red Bluff, Ca. $2,650 in prizes. Open to all...

Deadline: 9/21/15
7/24/15
7/24/15
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The NCECA 50th Anniversary Conference, Makers, Mentors and Milestones, will be held in Kansas City, MO March 16–19, 2016. In conjunction with the conference, the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center...

Deadline: 9/23/15
8/20/15
8/28/15
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RACC invites artists living in the Portland metropolitan area and producing work in visual, performing, literary and/or media arts to submit qualifications for an artist-in-residence project...

Deadline: 9/28/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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Sometimes the process of making art is more intuitive or experimental, as opposed to a strict adherence to traditional artistic practice/technique. In this call Linus Galleries wants to see mixed...

Deadline: 9/30/15
7/29/15
7/29/15
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Submitted portfolios are evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images. Fifteen photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center...

Deadline: 9/30/15
6/8/15
6/8/15
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Call for Entries: LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented...

Deadline: 9/30/15
8/26/15
8/26/15
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The Olympic Mills Commerce Center is accepting applications for artists looking to display their work in a public venue. OMCC is located in the historic close-in SE industrial neighborhood in...

Deadline: 10/1/15
6/17/15
6/17/15
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PLEIN AIR @ WASHINGTON COUNTY 2015. Open to all plein air artists  to explore and paint the beauty
of Washington County, Oregon. Presented this year by Sequoia Gallery + Studios,...

Check in (7:30-9am) 10/1/15
6/12/15
6/12/15
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Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Entries must be original fine art prints in any media.  Image size may not exceed 60...

Deadline: 10/2/15
5/18/15
5/18/15
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Basic Space Gallery is seeking visual artist to submit to the jury exhibition, “Silence Without”, occurring in November. This show is an attempt at redefining our language and...

Deadline: 10/4/15
8/7/15
8/7/15
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The Multiple eXposure Project will be curating “Outside the White Cube”, an alternative, traveling, curatorial project which aims to feature image-based works across different...

Deadline: 10/5/15
7/13/15
7/13/15
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The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2016. Artists and/or artists groups of...

Deadline: 10/7/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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Crisp air, colorful leaves and the beginning of the end to a new year, are just some reasons to love the autumn season! In this call we want to see your interpretation of art that typifies this...

Deadline: 10/11/15
5/14/15
5/14/15
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The 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) is now accepting submissions! The festival will be taking place in Missoula, Montana  February 19-28, 2016.

BSDFF accepts...

Late deadline: 10/14/15
8/27/15
8/27/15
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Attracting upwards of 10,000 art collectors and serious buyers in attendance, the Festival showcases national and international fine art and high-quality craft artists.

The 14th Annual...

POSTMARKED deadline: 10/15/15
8/24/15
8/24/15
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The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande is seeking artists of the Northwest (OR, WA & ID) whose primary medium is drawing for an exhibit scheduled for November...
Deadline: 10/15/15
6/15/15
6/15/15
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Vashon Allied Arts invites proposals from Northwest artists for art work in any media for 2016 Vashon Allied Arts Gallery monthly exhibitions. They are interested in exhibiting: painting,...

Deadline: 10/15/15
8/27/15
8/27/15
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Twenty self-published photobooks will be selected for exhibition & sale at Davis Orton Gallery & ONLINE CATALOG/GALLERY. 4 books will be selected as Best in Show.

Two...

Deadline: 10/20/15
8/21/15
8/21/15
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The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Several locations along the Broadway...

Deadline: 10/20/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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We're naturally drawn to things that we find strange because they challenge our perceptions of what is normal; stimulating our imaginations or allowing us a comfortable amount of anxiety...

Deadline: 10/25/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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Call to artists for gallery membership. Sequoia is an artist run gallery in historic downtown Hillsboro with studios on site. They’re especially looking for 3D work. Download an application...

Deadline: 10/30/15
8/27/15
8/27/15
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The Proify International Photography Awards is an annual competition dedicated to emerging photographers all over the world. With over $5,000 cash, prizes and awards this non-professional devoted...

Deadline: 10/31/15
8/26/15
8/26/15
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This is the best opportunity for VAE members to make their art available for purchase this holiday season! VAE will fill the Main Gallery with our members’ artwork for two-months during this...

Last Deadline: 10/31/15
7/22/15
7/22/15
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Clatsop Community College is accepting entries for the tenth annual international juried competition to be held January 21 - March 10, 2016 at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery...

Deadline: 11/7/15
8/27/15
8/27/15
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The Jaipur International film festival promotes new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural...

Deadline: 11/10/15
8/27/15
8/27/15
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Enter the Portrait Society of America's 11th annual Members Only Competition (you need to be a member to compete. See below for membership). This year, the competition will be by subject and...

Deadline: 11/12/15
8/28/15
8/28/15
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The 46 Million Turkeys project, now in its third year, is an ambitious ongoing collaborative art project. The project’s aim is with help from the community, to create turkey...

Deadline: 11/21/15
8/17/15
8/17/15
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The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is accepting submissions from artists in a variety of styles and media for exhibitions in 2017. Individual and small group submissions are welcome.  The museum...

Deadline: 12/2/15
1/28/15
1/28/15
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The competition for the Apocalypse Prize is a painting competition free and open to all during the year 2015.The Competition is divided into three divisions according to the age of the participant...

Deadline: 12/31/15
8/27/15
8/27/15
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Afterimage seeks submissions, particularly for exhibition and book reviews. In its fourth decade of publication, Afterimage is a journal at the cutting edge of contemporary media...

Deadline: 1/1/16
7/24/15
7/24/15
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FATVillage in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in collaboration with Neil Ramsay, presents its first regional “ArtsUP” project. “ArtsUP” is an open-call project for artists or artist...

Deadline: 1/1/16
5/26/15
5/26/15
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Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our Differences invites...

Postmarked Deadline: 1/4/16
8/6/15
8/6/15
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This exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (in California) welcomes artists who delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with our planet. Contemporary original...

Deadline: 3/19/16
8/17/15
8/17/15

Karuna Contemplative Living, a boutique shop in the Hawthorne district, showcases the work of artists on a monthly basis. We are specifically seeking artist who are practitioners of yoga and...

No deadline
8/6/15
8/6/15

Rose Schnitzer Manor, a senior living community located in SW Portland, is looking for artist speakers for its Cultural Café series.  Speakers from all arts disciplines are welcome....

No deadline
7/29/15
7/29/15

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon, invites artists living in Oregon and Washington to submit qualifications for a roster of artists qualified to create...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month
7/6/15
7/6/15

Agora Gallery New York, welcomes portfolio submissions from talented artists who are interested in having their work promoted to a wider audience....

No deadline
6/9/15
6/9/15

"The Free Art Machine" by Chicago The Beautiful. They  create walls of free art in unexpected places, each piece selected from artist submissions. Pieces are free to take...

No deadline
4/1/15
4/1/15

Gallery 114, a cooperative gallery located in the Pearl District is seeking innovative and talented artists to join our collective. Each of the artists has the opportunity to exhibit, individually...

No deadline
2/24/15
2/24/15

The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) located at 3800 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard inside Biggi Plaza, is seeking to showcase quarterly art displays by local artists. The space can...

Ongoing
9/16/14
7/29/15

The Regional Arts & Culture Council is now accepting applications for mural funding through its Public Art Murals Program. Applications are due the first Wednesday of every...

Deadline: First Wednesday of each month
2/18/14
1/15/15
Red Raven Gallery,440 ferry St. SE Salem,Oregon 97301. Right now they have member openings for but not limited to jewelers, furniture, ceramics and unique garden art.Members...
No deadline
11/15/13
11/15/13

SHELTERS: Whether it’s homemade, nature-made, diagrams, ideas and plans for a potential, photographs/paintings of your own, in the woods, in the city, underground, above ground, for humans,...

ongoing
10/8/13
10/8/13

The Planetary Path of Newberg, in partnership with the Ford Institute of Leadership Program, is developing a scale solar system in downtown Newberg, Oregon. Each planet will feature a common...

ongoing
9/3/13
9/3/13

North Bank Artists Community Project is seeking new members for its gallery located in downtown Vancouver WA. North Bank Artists Gallery is dedicated to bringing exceptional art to the local...

No deadline